JAM believes

that children who are actively engaged in traditional mountain music are more connected and better prepared to strengthen their communities for future generations.

We envision

a world in which all children have the opportunity to experience community through the joy of participating in traditional mountain music together.

Our mission

is to provide communities with the support and tools they need to teach children to play and dance to traditional old time and bluegrass music.

What’s Happening in the JAM World

JAMming Across the Region

Hello to everyone in the world wide web of JAM! It’s that exciting time of year again when students across Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina are counting down the days ‘til summer vacation and all of the youth music programs are gearing up for performances and end of the year celebrations. Our newest affiliates in Virginia have been busy celebrating a successful spring and aren’t quite finished yet! WiseJAMS, a Crooked Road JAM program with sites in Coeburn and Big Stone Gap,...

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Award for Outstanding Website!

JAM, Inc receives the e-Appalachia Outstanding Website award at the Appalachian Studies Association conference held in March at Appalachian State University!

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